Sue began at CDS Monarch two years ago, following her desire to work in the human services field. Sue has a grandchild with disabilities, and this is part of what drives her. Early on, Sue discovered the Parent Support Group at CDS Monarch, and has been actively involved every since. At Turk 2, Sue rotates through all available shifts - she says this is the only way to learn every aspect of the job. Her daily tasks typically include giving medication, running appointments, communicating with families, and of course, keeping the residents at Turk 2 healthy, happy, safe and educated.

Sue incorporates Journey to ACHIEVE every day at work. Each week she has the Turk 2 residents pick out the food that they would like to order from Foodlink for their meals. When she gets home they help her put everything away. This makes everyone feel as though they are contributing to their home. The Foodlink application was something Sue worked on, and as a result, the house has saved a lot of money. Currently, she is writing a grant to renovate one of the rooms as a sensory room. Additionally, Sue supports three residents in their choice to participate in Special Olympics, as well as their desire for learning, through weekly trips to the library.

"The best thing about my job is the ability to expand into other areas - financial, legal, medical - I am learning a tremendous amount and feel more empowered," she says.

In her free time, Sue likes to connect with people who share her passion for learning. Her family is also an important part of her life and she enjoys spending time with her grandkids. Thank you Sue for all that you do at CDS Monarch!
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